Skype releases Skype for Mac 1.5 BETA with Video Preview

Skype has released Skype for Mac 1.5 BETA which they call, “the simplest and easiest Skype for Mac ever.”

Skype users can make free calls to anyone else on Skype, no matter where they are in the world, or what kind of computer they are using. Skype for Mac 1.5 BETA is designed especially for Mac, to be faster and easier to use, and with exclusive Mac-only features.

What’s new in Skype for Mac 1.5 BETA:
• Simplified interface: Designed especially for Mac, to be faster and easier to use, and with exclusive Mac-only features.
• Quickfilter: Find people in your contacts list more quickly and easily.
• SkypeOut Easy Dialer: Stay in touch with anyone, anywhere, by calling landlines and mobiles easily and at really cheap rates.
• Be social: Share your status on the web, and bring groups together with Skypecasts.
• Better contacts integration: View and call your Apple’s Address Book and Microsoft Entourage contacts directly from Skype.

More info and download link here.

With “Skype for Mac with Video Preview,” you can make video calls to anyone else on Skype, no matter what kind of computer they are using for free. Skype for Mac with Video is currently a preview version which means that Skype are still working on it and that some features may not work. The Video Preview of Skype for Mac is only recommended for experienced users and should not be used on a production system that you depend on.

More info and download link here.

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Belkin debuts Wi-Fi Phone for Skype – July 20, 2006
Ecamm’s Call Recorder records your Mac Skype phone calls – May 16, 2006
Skype for Mac now Universal – May 11, 2006

18 Comments

  1. I downloaded this a couple of hours ago when it was released and find the reworked interface to be confusing. They claim there’s a “dial pad on the Call window”, but do you think I could find it? Nope.

    I want to go back to v1.4.x now.

  2. When your calling someone click the little icon with 9 dots in it.

    (Third from the left)

    I can’t figure out how to get the video to work though. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”confused” style=”border:0;” />

  3. I just can’t stand people who always think that any change is for the worse… I personally think this is a great update. And if you want to you can customize the toolbar to include the icons…

  4. Everybody that I ever tried to use Skype with seemed fairly annoyed. Same with iChat. My suspicion is that Americans are probably mostly non-friendly weirdos that would rather not be bothered with silly computer comunications. Maybe Skype should instead be trying that free phone stuff out in Europe or some other more friendly place?

  5. “My suspicion is that Americans are probably mostly non-friendly weirdos that would rather not be bothered with silly computer comunications.”

    Have we met?

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  6. I know, Ampar.

    Doesn’t it just drive you nuts to go look at the iChat pages over at Apple dot com? Who are they kidding? I’m doubtful that anybody actually visits on that thing. If my own attempted trials are any indicator, those same three people that they show chatting it up are likely the only ones that ever used it. lol.

  7. Coolfactor…

    Yeah, why on earth does Skype change the interface with every version. Now THAT is confusing.

    The Call History tab has disappeared from the main window, but now it’s a separate window. Cool.

    At least they’re trying new things and refining Skype.

    Can’t wait to try the video thing.

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